It has been so hot here the past few days, so we decided to break our normal routine and have outside play time in the morning. I was watering flowers and Maggie decided to fill her watering can up, too. Within a couple of minutes, she was standing ankle deep in a "pool".
Neither of our girls like to get dirty unless it is their idea. We encourage this kind of play! They are happy to rub sand all over each other in the sand box at home, but not at the beach. And they are more than happy to dig a hole beside of their swing set to create a "pool". This part of North Carolina has red clay, so both girls had red clay mud covering their feet...and hands...and somehow Ellie had some on her cheeks too. Maggie said it made sense why some animals covered themselves in mud to stay cool because her feet were "just as cool as they could be". We stayed outside for a couple of hours and then came inside for baths and lunch. It was a great day! (They also made pyramids out of the mud and they were thrilled to go out and look at them last night and see that they had dried and looked like they were made out of modeling clay. Can you tel that we talked about ancient Egypt last week?)
We are going on a bit of an adventure next week. Big Daddy needs to be out of town all of next week and since July 4 is on Wednesday, we are tagging along! I'll be spending all day with the girls while he is taking care of business and it's not something that I've ever had to do in a new town. So...I'm hoping that the hotel is close to something fun, but they have a pool, a t.v. and also telephones that we will be unplugging so the girls can do their thing. They usually have the best time just playing around in the room, but we have never been in a hotel for this long with them. I would greatly appreciate your prayers that we have safe and happy travels!
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